According to one RJD leader, Yadav sees an opportunity to boost the party’s tally in the national elections of 2024, which is why he has begun to play hardball with Congress.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) declared 20 candidates for the Bihar legislative council elections on Sunday, while the Communist Party of India was given a seat. There was no word on whether the RJD will offer the remaining three seats to Congress, which is expected to contest all 24 seats on its own.
Tejashwi Yadav, the leader of the RJD, said the decision to contest a majority of seats was made in accordance with the views of the party and its followers. “In terms of ideology, we agree with Congress. Regional parties, such as the RJD, the Trinamool Congress [TMC], and the Samajwadi Party [SP], should be in charge, he stated. According to an RJD leader, Yadav sees a chance to boost the party’s vote total in the 2024 national elections. “This is why he’s begun to play hardball with Congress so that his party isn’t under any less pressure to give the national party more seats.”
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, according to a second leader, send 161 legislators to parliament. He went on to say that Yadav understands that joining a regional alliance rather than uniting with Congress alone will improve his image as a national leader. “This is why the RJD backed the TMC in Bengal and is now backing the SP in Uttar Pradesh.”
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